Arkane Lyon’s Deathloop has been delayed till Sept. 14, the studio introduced Thursday. The sport was initially slated for launch on May 21, following its first delay.
Deathloop sport director Dinga Bakaba and artwork director Sebastien Mitton spoke to followers in a video published on Twitter. “We’ve made the decision to delay the launch of Deathloop to September 14, 2021,” Arkane Lyon mentioned in a written statement posted on Twitter. “We’re committed to quality and preserving our team’s ambitions for Deathloop while ensuring the health and safety of everyone at Arkane. We’ll be using this extra time to accomplish our goal: create a fun, stylish, and mind-bending player experience.”
Deathloop initially debuted throughout writer Bethesda Softworks’ E3 presentation in 2019, and on the time, it was scheduled for launch in 2020. In August, Arkane introduced that it had pushed again Deathloop to 2021, citing pandemic-associated challenges — like working from dwelling — as the explanation for the delay. The May 21 launch date was introduced in November earlier than being pushed again as we speak.
Arkane is way from the one studio experiencing delays associated to the COVID-19 pandemic. Plenty of studios have delayed their video games, too: The Lord of the Rings: Gollum and Hogwarts Legacy have been pushed to 2022. Amazon MMO New World was delayed once more, this time till Aug. 31. And Gran Turismo 7 was delayed till 2022, amongst others. More delays are anticipated for video games meant to be launched in 2021; A 2020 survey polled 2,500 builders about working from dwelling, and a 3rd of them mentioned they’d seen delays due to the pandemic.
When it’s launched on Sept. 14, Deathloop will probably be a timed console unique on PlayStation 5, regardless of Microsoft’s current acquisition of Bethesda. The sport can even be launched concurrently on Windows PC.